19th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy

Tribal Brothers, Meriema VYO enter semi-final

Kohima, October 15: Tribal Brothers, D. Khel Kohima Village and Meriema Village Youth Organisation booked their semi-final berths at the ongoing edition of students memorial soccer tournament organised by Angami Students’ Union at local ground here.
In the first quarter final, Tribal Brothers sent back Monsang Students’ Union FC Manipur 4-1.
Tribal Brothers took an early lead with Keviphretuo opening goal in the 9th minute, and Aloumei tripled it with two consecutive goals in the 23rd and 29th minute to end the first half at 3-0.
After the lemon break, Monsang SU got one back through Ngamneirie in the 53rd minute while another opportunity in the 60th minute was lost by Kagali as he failed to convert a penalty.
Tribal Brothers put the match beyond Monsang after Prem Kumar nade if 4-1 in the 74th minute.
Augustine, Marconi, Alower of Monsang SU and Akhobou, Sinlo, Laiwang of Tribal Brothers were all penalised with yellow card for unsporting behavior.
In the second quarter final, Meriema VYO blanked Phesama Youth Organization by 2 goals.
With both playing a defensive line, neither of the strikers were able to make a breakthrough during the first 45 minutes of play. However, in the second half, Vizotuolie Lhousi opened the account in 52nd minute, and Vikeduolie Lhousi converted a corner kick in the 60th minute.
Khrieneituo Kezieo and Kevirütuo Üsou of Meriema VYO were cautioned with yellow card for foul play.
With today’s win, Meriema VYO and Tribal Brothers, D. Khel Kohima Village will clash in the first semi-finals on October 17 at 1:30 pm.
(Page News Service)
Today’s Matches:
Centurion FC vs Kohima Eagles FC (12 Noon)
Saptiqa FC Zunheboto vs Senapati FC Manipur (2 pm)